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A sensitive scalp needs special attention. See our expert advice on how to tackle this with the right hair care routine.

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, which means it needs special attention to keep it healthy. The skin on the scalp is commonly affected by sensitivity.

A sensitive scalp can exhibit reactions “normal” skin wouldn’t.

If you have a sensitive scalp, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • itching

  • redness

  • dryness

Like sensitive skin on the face or hands, there are a number of causes that contribute to these symptoms.

Causes of a sensitive scalp

  • allergic reactions

  • dry or damaged skin

  • extremely cold or hot temperatures

Sensitive scalp, dandruff, and many other dermatological conditions can be made worse by scratching and irritating the skin.

How to treat a sensitive scalp
The best method of treating a sensitive scalp is by managing and preventing the symptoms.

The right shampoo needs to be gentle on the scalp to soothe the skin and not irritate it further.

Our Purely Gentle Shampoo and Purely Gentle 2-in-1 make sure your scalp is taken care of without being harsh on your skin.

The formulas with aloe vera help calm sensitive skin, and their dye-free formulas are designed to be gentle on the scalp.

Along with using the right shampoo, you can reduce the symptoms of a sensitive scalp by managing your hair care routine.

Tips to help sensitive skin

  • Don’t use styling products that will irritate your scalp

  • Reduce the water temperature when washing your hair

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